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Information for Inmates & Inmate Visitors


Inmates are not permitted to possess money while incarcerated.  For each inmate with money at the time of booking, or who receives money while incarcerated, an inmate account will be established. Inmates may use their account to order items from our commissary menu each week. Inmates are not permitted to obtain items by any other means.

How to send money to an inmate: We will no longer be accepting money orders or certified checks to add money to inmate accounts.  There is a new commissary kiosk in the front lobby of the sheriff's office where money can be placed on the inmate account. Anyone wishing to add money to the inmate account in person will need to bring cash or a credit card to use the new kiosk.  Money can also be added to the inmate account by going online to once an account has been set up.

Upon release, the inmate will receive a check or debit card for the remaining account balance.  

Inmates are not permitted to release any funds from their account.



You may write to an inmate by addressing your letter to the inmate, c/o Brown County Sheriff s Office 750 Mt. Orab Pike, Georgetown, Ohio 45121. All mail is opened and inspected for contraband by Detention Center staff prior to delivery to the inmate. Money orders, certified checks, and cash will not be accepted through the mail.  All correspondence must be sent via the US Postal  Service. No blank paper or envelopes sent through the mail will be given to the inmate. Inmates will not receive any mail that has been sprayed with perfume or other chemicals, if so it will  be returned to sender. Only (5) photos can be mailed in at a time. Any photos deemed inappropriate will be placed in the inmates property.



Inmates are permitted to purchase paper, pencils and stamped envelopes through the commissary to send mail. Any inmate determined to be indigent is permitted to receive one indigent package a week. Each package contains a tooth brush, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, shampoo, three sheets of paper and two stamped envelopes. A charge is placed against the inmates account and the amount will be collected should the inmate receive any funds in the future.



The Brown County Sheriff's Office maintains phones in each housing unit. The inmates have access to the phones to make collect calls to the persons of their choice. Inmates may also purchase phone time through their commissary account which allows the inmate to call directly without any charge to the person being called. No other types of calling cards are permitted. A computerized record is maintained of every phone call made and all phone calls are recorded. Incoming calls are not accepted nor are messages given to the inmate to make calls.  


Instructions to add money to an inmates phone account:

       1.  Go to on a computer, phone, or tablet.

       2.  Register your account with your email.

       3.  Click on the Make Payment tab.

       4.  Follow on-line instructions.


The Brown County Sheriff's Office operates an inmate commissary from which inmates may order items that include hygiene items, candy, chips, snacks, stamped envelopes, paper, pencils, coffee and board games . All commissary items must be ordered here. No outside items of any kind are permitted to be brought in.


Certain items will be accepted as a donation for the use of all inmates. This includes paperback books and board games not sold from the commissary. These must be approved by the Jail Administrator,  new and sealed in the box and are subject to inspection. All donations become the property of the Brown County Sheriff's Office.



The Brown County Sheriff's Office provides all clothing to inmates including pants, shirts, underwear, socks and shoes. Inmates are prohibited from wearing personal clothing items during their incarceration.



We do not accept items of any kind for inmates to take to prison. Tobacco products will be destroyed  upon receiving them.


All personal items must be picked up by a family/friend within five days of the date the inmate was transported to prison. Any items not picked up will be destroyed.



Inmate visitation is done using on-site video visitation kiosks fat no cost, or can be set up for remote video visitation for a fee. 


Instructions for remote visitation:

       1.  Go to on a computer, phone, or tablet.

       2.  Register your account with your email.

       3.  Click on the visitation tab.

       4.  Follow on-line instructions.

All inmates have a set visitation time according to their cell assignment.


Inmates assigned to "A" Block will have visitation on Friday.  Inmates on "B" Block and temporary holding will have visitation on Wednesday.  Inmates on "C" Block will have visitation on Saturday.  Inmates on "D" Block will have visitation on Sunday.  On site video visitation is available between 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM on the assigned days.

Offsite video visitation is available between 8:00 AM and 11:00 PM everyday.  Any nudity or sexually explicit images will result in a visitation ban up to and including a permanent ban.

All inmates are responsible to notify family and friends of their visitation times. Inmates who are indigent and cannot contact visitors will receive paper and stamped envelope to notify family and friends with visitation information.


All visitors are subject to search upon entering the facility and must present a photo ID at the time of the visitation.


It is recommended that all visitors be here 10 minutes prior to the scheduled visitation time to sign in. If you arrive after the scheduled visit time you will not be permitted to visit. NO EXCEPTIONS!


Only two visitors at one time per inmate allowed in visiting area.


No visitors under the age of 18 without adult or legal guardian are permitted to visit.


No one is permitted to return to the visitation area after they have exited.

Visitation may be denied if a visitor poses a security risk, safety risk or is disruptive to other visitors or the staff of the  Sheriff's Office.


Any visitor denied visitation will not visit any inmate at any time. Inmates have the right to deny their visit.

Visitors caught with contraband will be arrested and prosecuted. 


Visitation may be denied due to a disciplinary action against the inmate.

If the visitor is a victim of the charge the inmate is incarcerated for, on a protection order with the inmate or a co-defendant on the inmates case, that visitor will not be permitted to visit.


Visitors may be denied visitation if their clothing is deemed inappropriate by the officer at the front  desk.


All children must be supervised at all times. If an issue exists, a Deputy will be called in to address the issue and it may be passed on to Children Services for investigation.

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